Michael Stonebraker helped invent technology that put databases into every business. Now a growing flood of data means he needs to reinvent it.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
IBM researchers are working on systems that can analyze data to tell businesses exactly what action to take.
A Silicon Valley investment fund seeking startups founded by designers hopes to spawn a new breed of tech companies.
Startup Hipmunk used design to muscle into the crowded marketplace for online travel sites.
Dustin Moskovitz says lessons he learned while building the social network will apply in the world of collaboration software.
Cisco's productivity software combines social networking with other forms of communication.
Software that scans documents and online posts can uncover correlations or reveal what customers really think.
Software finds hidden business insights in Web and phone logs, e-mail, and network traffic.
Offering your best ideas to others may sound like bad business. But it's better than keeping them under wraps, explains Henry Chesbrough, the father of open innovation.
Q&A with Darrel Stickler, a leader of Cisco Systems' green task force.